A View From My Seat News

Buying secondhand tickets online has always been a crapshoot, but eBay spinoff StubHub has been working for years to make the experience less painful. The latest idea: VR seat previews, so you can see in advance exactly how...
Oakland fan who filed the suit sits in Section 211 of the O.co Coliseum, which appears to be well-removed from the playing field and unlikely to be struck by so many broken bats or hard-hit foul balls that constant "ducking and weaving" would be required to avoid them...
The official plan for Saturday, March 21, is now set! Here is what you need to do to take part in this Lighthouse Hockey meetup, which entails pregame beverages followed by a train to see the Isles in New Jersey...

Proposal: Changing the UofL Spring Game Format

Ethan Moore at Louisville Sports Live
I’ll begin by stating that this spring game overhaul isn’t my idea. ESPN College Football Analyst Danny Kanell brought it up last year and it’s worth repeating. Paraphrasing him, he proposed a spring game that would entail a FBS school (in our case Louisville) playing an in-state FCS school (Murray State) in a controlled scrimmage...

The Upper Deck of the BB&T Center: A new perspective

Francisco Oporta at SBNation, Litter Box Cats
The Florida Panthers will enter the 2014-15 campaign full of changes from top to bottom and this wave of change has been brought on by the sale of the team to Vinny Viola and Doug Cifu just before the start of the 2013-14 NHL season. On April 8, 2014...

A Super Bowl For The Two Per Cent

Ian Crouch at NewYorker.com

The Super Bowl sold out months ago, but many of those tickets are still for sale on the secondary market, and prices are down—the lowest in at least the past four years. On StubHub, on Friday morning, you could get a seat in the upper-corner section 345 of MetLife Stadium for $1,642.57, which, we’ve been assured, is a whopper of a deal, down from between two and three thousand dollars. (For reference, the view would look something like this.)

The 10 hottest U.S. startups on AngelList

Kent Bernhard Jr at Upstart.BizJournals.com
They haven't necessarily raised the most money since new SEC rules went into effect Monday allowing startups to advertise that they're fundraising. But, according to San Francisco-based big data startup Mattermark, these 10 AngelList listed companies that so far have managed to get people to care about them.
Sports aficionados are having a ball with this site called A View from My Seat. It now makes it easier for them to decide if the ticket seats they are buying will give them a good view of the game. Accessing the site has been made easier as the apps are now available for android mobile gadgets as well as Google Chrome users. If you install the application, you will soon see a shortcut icon to the site on the Chrome new tab page.
It's a great site that shows you the view from any seat in the house, including every Major League Baseball park, NHL, NBA and soccer arenas. There are also historical stadiums and venues that are no longer standing, as well as a wealth of minor league venues.
A View From My Seat uses crowd-sourced photos to show the perspective from different seats at sports and entertainment venues around the world.


Jan Ziff at soundbytesradio.com

Ever had "great seats" for the game, only to find they were behind a pole, or somewhere you couldn't see a thing? Now you can check online to see what you'll see!!

Did you ever wonder what the view would be like in a certain section at a baseball, basketball, football or other sports game? So you go online and search for pictures and can't seem to find much more than a map of the stadium. Even if you finally find what you're looking for, it typically doesn't tell you what section it's in, which doesn't help you too much in your quest to find the perfect view of your favorite team.

Innovation in NYC: NY Tech Day 2013

Andrés Uribe at Expedition PR

A View From My Seat. Before buying your next ticket to a see a show at a stadium visit “A View From My Seat”! No more getting to a stadium only to find out that your seat is behind a (insert blank). With “A View From My Seat” you are able to view photos taken from actual seats in stadiums all around the world. The photos on the site are completely user sourced, so sign up and show people what you’re seeing next time you go to a stadium...

Startup Creativity Flourishes at NY Tech Day

Adrienne Burke at Techonomy

...Husband and wife team Frank Panko and Missy Wedig are Philadelphia Phillies fans who came up with the idea for A View From My Seat while deliberating their season tickets purchase. Both quit their jobs to crowdsource images from stadiums around the country and say they now have 200,000 users per month. Their goal: “bring sports fans photos from every seat in every sports venue.”...

Power Ranking Every BCS College Football Stadium

Alex Callos at Bleacher Report

Sun Life Stadium is probably more commonly known as the home of both the Miami Dolphins and also the Orange Bowl.

The Miami Hurricanes call this place home as well. It has been around since 1987 and seats 76,500.

The atmosphere here is average as best, and the stadium is kind of located in a not-so-great residential area.

Still, this is Miami, so the weather is nice and the place can get loud at times.

When Frank Panko launched A View From My Seat, a photo-sharing app that helps sports fans determine what the view will be like from various venue seats based on photos shared by a community, he needed greater insight into users' preferences and other analytics.

A/B testing comes to apps

Katie Deatsch at Internet Retailer
One of those companies is A View From My Seat, which operates a web site and mobile app that enable visitors to browse consumer-submitted photos displaying the view from various audience sections at sports and entertainment venues around the world. Consumers capture and upload photos from events, which the company then categorizes and shares across its advertising-supported web site and through its app.
A View From My Seat is a free to use website that will greatly appeal to sports. This web service is dedicated to sharing pictures of various sporting events from spectator seats. The pictures come with the venue information so by looking at the picture you can also get help in deciding which part of the venue you should get ticket for in order to get the best view of the event.

Philly.com partners with A View From My Seat

Philly.com Sports at Philly.com

Looking to buy Phillies tickets this year? Philly.com has partnered with A View From My Seat to help you choose the best seats in Citizens Bank Park.

Make sure you download the app (available for iPhone and Android) and upload your own photos.

Phillies single-game tickets go on sale on Wednesday, so we decided to come up a list of the best sections at the Bank to help you decide which tickets to purchase.

Here are the top five photos from from Citizens Bank Park that were uploaded using the app: Click here to see the see the top five sections that will give you the best view for your money.

Native App Optimization Platform Leaves A View From My Seat Sitting Pretty

Joe Keenan at Online Marketing Strategies and Tactics
One such marketer is Frank Panko, founder of A View From My Seat, an online photo-sharing service that provides sports fans seat views from sports venues across the globe. Panko wanted to improve the user experience on his brand's native mobile app, but was limited by the fact that he couldn't find a testing/optimization platform specific to native apps. That was before he came across Artisan, a mobile experience management platform provider.

Phila. incubator welcomes TuvaLabs, A View from My Seat, tapCliq

Peter Key at Philadelphia Business Journal
TuvaLabs, A View From My Seat and tapCliq have been selected to be in the Project Liberty Digital Incubator’s third class, Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania said Wednesday.
“When we learned of Artisan Optimize, we immediately knew this was a game-changer and were eager to begin employing the solution to enhance our iOS application,” stated Frank Panko, Founder and CEO of A View From My Seat, a mobile application that lets sports fans share pictures of their seat view from venues around the world.

You want season tickets. But how can you commit to parking your butt in a seat the entire season just by relying on a seating chart? Or what if you just want the seat for one event? You’ve still got the same problem: Is it the best choice available for the money? A View From My Seat API crowd sources photos from individual seat in stadiums, allowing fans the chance to look at the view they are buying. The API makes it possible for stadium owners to merge photos with their seating charts.

Picture courtesy of A View From My Seat, which lets users upload photos of the sightlines at various arenas. If the $255 tickets selling on StubHub for section 225 (pictured above) strike you as a bit steep, why not move slightly to the left, over to the cozy confines of section 226, and pay only $231?
This one is for the sports fans. I’m an avid NY Yankees fan and a big NY Giants fan, but I’ll go to any baseball or football game that’s offered to me; it’s also a personal goal of mine to visit all of the Major League Baseball (MLB) stadiums in my lifetime. It’s always nice to have a resource to help you figure out how good your seats are (I recently ran into this problem when buying tickets to a Broadway show) as I am willing to pay a little extra if it means a better view.

Last year, Frank Panko found a way for sports fans to aggregate all the photos we take from the bleachers and launched A View from My Seat. At the time, he told Technically Philly he could envision his application being useful for making ticket purchases.

Now, about a year later, with the launch of a View From My Seat Chrome extension for StubHub, Panko’s vision is a reality.

Baseball: Bigger than you think

David Schoenfield at ESPN SweetSpot Blog
A View From My Seat is a phone app... ... and website that allows fans to post photos and write comments from games they attend. Other fans can search for a specific section to check the view of the field from that

Must-Have Sports Apps

Cellular Chloe at Wireless Zone - Cellular Chloe Gadgetista

I may not be the biggest sports fan and this app sounds cool even to me! Last year I was buying tickets to Louden, NH's Nascar race for myself and 5 others. The seats were in turn 4. I've always sat close to the start/finish line there in the past so I wasn't sure if these seats would allow me to see the whole front stretch. To me that's a deal breaker. If I can't see the cars pitting, coming off the 4th turn and going into the first, I'd almost rather watch it on TV.

A new Android app is using crowd sourcing to revolutionize the way that fans can decide what tickets to buy for events at stadiums and arenas around the world. Philadelphia entrepreneur and app designer Frank Panko designed the app to pool the resources of fans worldwide to show views from any seat in any stadium, anywhere. Fans are responding to the app with enthusiasm, adding photos from professional and college football stadiums, baseball parks, soccer stadiums, basketball arenas and other venues.

Thanks to a South Philadelphia man, there’s no need to worry about purchasing a pricey stadium ticket and getting stuck behind a foul pole or glass partition.

At least that’s the vision behind A View From My Seat, a website and Android app that encourages users to upload cell phone shots of, well, the view from their seats in thousands of venues around the world.

Passyunk Square couple introduces arena app

Jess Fuerst at South Philly Review

A husband-and-wife team created a cyber spot where fans across the globe can post point-of-view pictures in their favorite live performance venues.

In the sixth inning of a Phillies game earlier this month, this author sat in the 416 section of Citizens Bank Park and snapped a photo of the packed stadium as Cliff Lee led the Dodgers 2-0.